House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that President Donald Trump lost his mind and slammed his fist on the table during an infrastructure meeting at the White House on Wednesday.
However, Trump not only set the record straight himself, he brought several witnesses with him to tell the media what really happened in the closed-door meeting.
During an event on Thursday morning from the Oval Office, the president was announcing a $16 billion aid package for farmers.
But when the topic changed to the meeting, Trump called on several of his top aides who were present at the meeting — White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Communications Director Mercedes Schlapp, Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow, and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Trump called upon his aides to back him up by sharing their own recollections of what occurred and whether Pelosi was spreading fake news.
“Very calm. No tamper tantrum,” Conway said of Trump’s demeanor during the meeting.
Conway then mocked the “facts-first” media for the blatant “lie” they helped perpetuate that the president had raged at the Democrat leaders.
Trump then turned to Schlapp and asked for her take on the meeting.
“You were very calm and you were very direct,” Schlapp said, noting that it was “discouraging” to see Pelosi make incendiary comments right before the meeting.
Trump then turned to Kudlow and asked a similar question.
“You were very calm and you laid out your case,” Kudlow replied.
The president then called upon Sanders and asked if he had been “screaming and ranting and raving” as the media had reported.
Sanders, laughing before answering, said: “I’ve seen both, and this was definitely not angry or ranting.”
“Very calm and straightforward and clear that we have to actually get to work and do good things for the American people,” Sanders continued. “And it’s going to be impossible to do that if we’re spending all of our time fighting.”
Donald Trump had Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Larry Kudlow and Mercedes Schlapp — all present at yesterday’s meeting — give their accounts of the event.
They all affirmed he was “calm,” refuting Schumer and Pelosi’s claim he had a “temper tantrum” pic.twitter.com/0n2PsUcPsd
— POLITICO (@politico) May 23, 2019
After the abruptly cancelled meeting on Thursday, Pelosi crossed a major line and revealed her sick wish for President Donald Trump’s family.
Pelosi implied to reporters that Trump had mental issues, said she was “praying” for the president, and suggested that his family ought to “stage an intervention.”
“I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country,” Pelosi said.
“I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she “prays” for Pres. Trump after he walked out of a meeting with congressional Democrats. https://t.co/PMmIlVPOImpic.twitter.com/bHUnD2NflK
— ABC News (@ABC) May 23, 2019
Pelosi was also reportedly very rude to Trump’s staff during the meeting on Wednesday, and even tried to go after Kellyanne Conway.
While leaving the Oval Office, Pelosi rudely went after the president when he was not around.
“I knew he was looking for a way out,” Pelosi said when Trump left the room. “We were expecting this.”
Conway, who was still in the room after Trump left, replied: “Respectfully, Madam Speaker, do you have a direct response to the president?”
Pelosi said she was responding to the president and not his staff.
“Really great,” Conway said sarcastically. “That’s really pro-woman of you.”